E-waste trade flows from the EU to developing countriesAs the consumption of electronics has increased rapidly the last years, so has the waste made up of discarded products. The UN estimates that up to 50 million tonnes of e-waste may be generated in the world each year, which is enough to fill a line of trucks stretching half way around the entire globe. A Western European household is expected to generate around 900 kilos of e-waste over a 20 year period. Electronic products improve and intensify our lives in many different ways, but their afterlives remain, to a large extent, an unsolved dilemma. read more less
Over 50 NGOs signed a letter to the World Bank sharing their concern over a new Climate-Smart Mining Facility, in which the World Bank partners closely with mining companies. The NGOs fear that the agenda…
SOMO will today contribute to the hearing on international corporate social responsibility covenants in the Dutch House of Representatives. SOMO’s main emphasis is that a covenant policy by itself isn’t sufficient – more is required….